Travel and collect rows:
June 21 - Sept. 8, 2015

Bring in completed
quilt for prize:
June 21 - Oct. 31, 2015

Creative Grids

All 50 US states and Canada, too!

No passports! No fees!

How about this… a shop hop type event with no fees, no passports and all summer to play? Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Prizes, collectibles and more fun!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt.

New this year! Look for the fun fabric coordinates from Timeless Treasures, collectible 2015 Row by Row Experience pins and other fun items like T-shirts, caps and totes.

Each area has their own Facebook page. Like the page from the areas you visit to see pics of the rows, shop displays, winning quilts and fabric plate projects.

Row by Row Experience began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. In 2012 the event grew to include 62 participating shops. Pennsylvania came on board in 2013 for a total of 138 shops throughout the two states. In 2014 over 1250 quilt shops participated in 34 states and Ontario. Plans are underway for the biggest and best Row by Row Experience ever in 2015! All 50 states and several more Canadian provinces are planning fun for travelers throughout the summer. Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from any anywhere!


"THANK YOU for organizing such a fun shop hop! I already finished a quilt, but I'm not done with the shop hop. I'm planning some more day trips to visit other shops. It's such a fun way to explore quilt shops I've never visited. I love meeting people, talking about their row patterns, and browsing through fabric and patterns in new shops. This shop hop has inspired me to take my quilting to a new level. Thank you for organizing such a fabulous shop hop, and for all the inspiration that has come from it!" –Bonnie MacLean, Webster, NY

"The quilt was made to celebrate my family's apple and Christmas tree farm where I grew up in Westchester County. I even added some buttons on each row as embellishments (including honey bees, lady bugs, a barn button and some flower buttons) to make it even more fun. I surrounded all the fall produce and bake shop rows with Christmas trees. It was a great project - lots of fun - so many nice quilt shops- and shop owners out there! Thanks!!" –Susan Cortesi, Latham, NY

"In our travels during the two months of this Shop Hop we have been introduced to new shops and new locales and enjoyed the individual and unique characteristics of both. One of the shops we visited also provided a packet of information about the area in addition to their pattern. We have made plans to return there later this year. Thank you for coordinating this year's event. We are eagerly looking forward to the announcement of next year's participating PA and NY shops to begin planning our 2014 trips."
–Jack Kauffman
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